Maars Resort

ChwakaZanzibar City0Tanzania
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About Maars Resort

The Maars ResortResort is situated on the coconut tree-shaded beach of Chwaka on the Central East Coast of Zanzibar, Tanzania.

All of the 30 spacious rooms feature a private balcony or patio with tropical garden and ocean views. The rooms are equipped with air-conditioning and ceiling fans, minibar, safety deposit box and free Wi-Fi.

Maars ResortResort features a tropical garden and sun loungers around the swimming pool and on the beach. The concierge service can assist with arranging excursions and activities, and an airport shuttle is available upon request.

The onsite Kigeni Restaurant boasts exotic cuisines including African, Zanzibari, French and Italian. Special diet menus are available upon request. The TIA Bar serves refreshing drinks and cocktails.

Guests can explore the Chwaka village just one kilometre from the resort and Stone Town is a 30-minute drive away.  Many activities, such as snorkelling, are available on the local beaches.


Chwaka, Zanzibar City, 0, Tanzania
Telephone: +255 773429529 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bungalows
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Direct beach access
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parasols
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Room safe

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Complimentary boat cruise.

Every day the hotel organises boat cruises to Paradise Beach on the far side of the bay. These trips are free of charge and the boat staff are very professional and friendly. Paradise Beach is a great location to spend your day swimming and exploring.

Fantastic views.

All of the rooms at this hotel face out through the tropical gardens and down onto the white sandy beaches and crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean. The beach is shaded by tall bending coconut trees and there are many monkets hanging around.

Great Wi-Fi.

The Wi-Fi at this hotel is very easy to access and it is available all over the resort, inside and out. The signal is quite strong and fast, you do not get kicked off as more people start using it. The Wi-Fi is free on all devices at ll locations.

Negative Reviews

Strong tides.

The ocean currents on this side of the bay are quite strong and so the ocean withdraws quite far back during low tide. Some guests found that this made it difficult for them to swim. Although this was an issue for some, many enjoyed the expansive beach for sporting activities.

Better cleaning need.

Some parts of the hotel aer not cleaned to the extent which many guests would expect. The showers are a little mouldy and certain areas of the hotel smell musty.

A little too quiet.

Although the location of this hotel offers peace and relaxation, some guests commented that the hotel was a little too far out. There are no restaurants and bars within walking distance of the hotel and so you have to catch a taxi into the neighbouring Stone Town if you wish to eat at different restaurants.

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6.6 out of 10 based on 184 reviews